Final Fantasy VII (1997) vs Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) which RPG had more success?


When it comes down to some of the biggest RPG’s that the gaming world has ever seen both Final Fantasy VII along with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are two titles that instantly comes to mind. One the PS1 Final Fantasy VII ended up becoming the best selling game on that console next to Gran Turismo. In terms of sales Final Fantasy VII has managed to sell over 9.7 million units worldwide on the PS1 while eventually reaching over 11 million total after being ported to various game systems such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android. While Final Fantasy VII would arguably be considered the best RPG title of the 90’s many feel that Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is on a similar level in terms of popularity for the 10’s decade.


Since its release for game systems such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and recently the Nintendo Switch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has managed to sell at least 30 million units worldwide which is not short of impressive. As of right now it seems like Skyrim has been more successful in terms of overall sales. However, the Final Fantasy VII: Remake has yet to be released for the PlayStation 4. There is no doubt that the Final Fantasy VII: Remake will draw great numbers in terms of sales. But as it currently stands some might give Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the edge over Final Fantasy VII in terms of success in relation to sales. However, in terms of popularity Final Fantasy VII seems bigger than Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim considering the fact that it was released over 20 years ago and still manages to occasionally draw mainstream attention.

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